Defensive lineman Willie Whitehead has officially signed his one-year tender offer with the Saints. Whitehead was a restricted free agent.
Whitehead officially signed his minimum tender offer of $563,000, which was extended to him before free agent began in February.
Whitehead is currently slated to start at defensive end after the departure of Joe Johnson to Green Bay, although he may be competing with a high draft pick and/or a free agent pickup. Darren Howard, who has started at left defensive end since being drafted in the second round in 2000, could move to right defensive end.